Nearly half of all adult Americans regularly take prescription medication. Fortunately, generic drugs can often save money over name-brand pharmaceuticals.
But over the last year or so, prices of some generics have skyrocketed by hundreds or even thousands of percentage points. Click on the pill icons below to compare prices of the top 10 most widely-prescribed drugs and how much they've jumped in price over the past five years.
Then coming up Thursday night at 11 on NewsChannel5, Consumer Advocate Jenn Strathman explains why the prices have become so inflated and what you can to do save on the purchase of your medications.
Rx Drug Prices
Generic drugs often save you a lot of money over name-brand pharmaceuticals, but over the last year or so, prices of some generics have skyrocketed by hundreds or even thousands of percentage points.
Check out the increase in the cost of prescription drugs over the past five years.
Check out the results of a recent survey about prescription drug prices. by Consumer Report
Check out the various discount prescription drug plans offered at retail stores in our region.
Paying for medication is a major budget concern for many people, even for those with prescription drug coverage.